Tasty Tuesday: Yummy Baked Carrot Oatmeal Hearts for Valentine’s Day

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Tasty Tuesday: Yummy Baked Carrot Oatmeal Hearts for Valentine’s Day

It’s not Valentine’s Day if we don’t eat a heart-shaped dessert, right? So I had to come up with a dessert that is not only delicious, but also healthy, filling, great as a snack, and easy to pack and take to school. Nutritious and delicious baked oatmeal with carrots.

My kids love it, my husband and myself love it, and my parents love it. I think you will love it too!

I bet you have most of the ingredients (if not all) in your pantry and fridge right now.

If you are looking for more healthy and tasty Valentine’s day treats for your picky eater, here’s two more. You can’t go wrong with either of them. Even better, make both (and the baked oatmeal hearts!).

Cherry Strawberry Smoothie – This delicious smoothie has healthy omega 3s from hemp and chia seeds, and many nutrients from spinach. Your picky eater won’t know they are drinking a smoothie with spinach – the red from strawberries and cherries masks the green color.

5-Ingredient Beet Pancakes – No one will know these pancakes have beets. And with only 5 ingredients, they are very easy to make.


Delicious and nutritious beaked oatmeal hearts for Valentine's day

But let’s go back to these yummy baked oatmeal hearts. I made them a few times in the last few weeks. Once I made the batter in the evening and stored it in the fridge overnight. I baked the oatmeal in the morning and we had the hearts warm for breakfast. Deeeelicious!


Tasty Tuesday: Yummy Baked Carrot Oatmeal Hearts for Valentine's Day
Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ cup milk (any milk works; I used almond milk)
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon oil (any oil works; I used organic canola oil)
  • 1 ½ cup oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot (loosely packed)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients in a big bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients, one by one.
  3. Pour the batter in a 8x11 inch glass dish.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes until the oatmeal becomes lightly brown on the surface. Turn the oven off and keep the oatmeal in the oven for 10 more minutes.
  5. Remove the dish from the oven.
  6. Enjoy warm or cold. If you want to make hearts allow the oatmeal to cool off. Then use a heart-shaped cutter to make the shapes.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days.


How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? My husband and I will go on a date the weekend before. We don’t have anything planned yet, but it will probably be low-key, relaxing, and delicious.


About the Author:

Alina Muresan is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child's nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!


  1. Melanie February 7, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

    These look delicious. I think that my kids would like it if I made these for them for Valentine’s Day.

    • Alina February 7, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Melanie, I hope you get a chance to make them. Soooo delicious :)!

  2. Brit Strawbridge February 7, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

    My son is not a big fan of carrots, so this may be just the thing to sneak it into his diet! Thanks for sharing!

    • Alina February 7, 2017 at 9:35 am - Reply

      It’s worth a try, Brit. This might be the first thing he likes with carrots. He has to start somewhere :).

  3. Christina K. Rambo February 7, 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Pinned! This looks delish!!

    • Alina February 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Christina! They are delish indeed!

  4. Lindsay February 7, 2017 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I’m definitely making these this week with my little one. These look so yummyyyy

    • Alina February 7, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Awesome, Lindsay. They are so easy to make with little ones. Grating carrots might be something you need to do :).

  5. Krysten February 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, these really look delicious! I love how festive you are with the hearts, I’m sure that my little man would love these so much. I love sneaking veggies into his diet! 😛

    • Alina February 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      I hope your little man will enjoy them, Krysten!

  6. Brandi Michel February 8, 2017 at 6:10 am - Reply

    My kids love any type of oatmeal snack, so I can’t wait to try it. I think they’ll love it!

    • Alina February 8, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

      Oatmeal is great, isn’t it? Let me know if they liked it, Brandi.

  7. Nicole Ziegler February 8, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    My husband is usually the baker, maybe I’ll surprise him and the kids with this recipe! I love the added carrot idea!

    • Alina February 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Nicole, if you decide to make it, please let me know what your family thought of the hearts.

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